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U Bein Bridge

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Bridge

The U Bein bridge stretches across the Taungthaman lake in Myanmar. It might look like just another rickety wooden crossing, but this historic span is actually made of the remains of a royal palace. The construction was completed in 1851. The bridge was built at a slight curve and is supported by over a thousand wooden pillars that were hammered into the bottom of the shallow lake. It is truly an architectural and historical wonder in this area.

Location of U Bein Bridge